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Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

30 Jun 2017

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is now open! The Award is one of the biggest poetry competitions in the world for 11-17 year olds and is completely FREE to enter. The competition has also recognised, awarded and nurtured some of the biggest names in poetry today, including Helen Mort, Sarah Howe, Richard Osmond, Jay Bernard and many many more. 

The deadline for entries is 31 July 2017. The top 100 poets receive a range of fantastic prizes, such as Poetry Society membership and a stack of books and poetry goodies. The Top 15 winners win mentoring and a life-changing residential writing course. All winners will be published: The top 15 in a print anthology which is distributed to thousands of schools, libraries and poetry enthusiasts, available to download; and the 85 commended poets in an online anthology available to view here. Good luck.

This would be a fantastic activity for the Scouts to enter in order to achieve the Creative Arts Activity Badge or Writer Activity Badge

11-17 year olds with a passion for words enter here: